manufacture to British Safety Standards. Buying your equipment from
a manufacturer who chooses to meet these regulations gives you extra
We meet the following
standards of quality to ensure our products meet
The British Safety Standards - BS3379/BS5852/BS5790
Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 S.I. 1324
Our high specification couches (where indicated) also carry CE
● We only
use the highest grade vinyl covering that is especially chosen for
its Infection Control properties. Our medical grade vinyl has an
infection proof additive which is effective at reducing the spread
of bacteria such as E coli and MRSA.
● We only
use the best quality materials and components to manufacture our
products and will not use the cheaper alternatives more commonly
used by other manufacturers.
● We will
only use materials that have been tested to meet rigorous safety
requirements. We also use environmentally friendly materials
wherever possible and our wood wherever possible is taken from
forests that have a re-plantation programme in operation.
● We aim
to keep our prices as low as possible whilst maintaining high
quality. We will not compromise on quality just to make a quick
concentrate on what we do best. We design and manufacture only
equipment, and tailor make our couches and equipment for each and
every individual customer. We are best placed to respond to customer
needs and because of the nature of our operation we can offer
specialist technical knowledge and manufacturing expertise about all
the products we produce.
how we manufacture
Electronic Couches feature a CE approved 24v DC (6000n, 3.5amp)
electric motor which has been tested for mechanical safety and load
bearing and complies with:
89/336/EŘF to standard EN50082-1:97,EN50081-1:92, EN61000-3-2:95,
A1:98, A2:98, A14:00,EN 61000-3 3:95
Directive 73/23/EŘF to standard EN60335-1:94, EN 60742
Vinyl Technical Information
tested for: Colour fastness to light to BS EN ISO
105-B02: 2014; Resistance to staining GSR: 4-5 Pass.
BS EN ISO 12947-2: 1998.
according to BS EN 14465: 2003 / BS 2543:
2004 and meets requirements of Tensile strength BS EN
ISO 13934-1: 2013; Tear strength BS EN ISO 13937-3:
2000; Bursting strength BS EN ISO 13938-2: 1999;
Adhesion of finish BS EN ISO 2411:2000; Abrasion
Martindale abrasion tested in excess of 500,000+ rubs to
BS EN ISO 5470-2: 2003 and assessed as grade 1,
Performance Level A
Antibacterial resistance tested for E. Coli, MRSA and
Staphylococcus to ISO 22196:2011 standards.
Resistance of fabric to deterioration tested to meet ISO
1419: 1995 Method C “Tropical Test” against moisture and
elevated temperatures to withstand extreme conditions
over a period of 5 years.
All our vinyl has
an infection proof additive which is effective at reducing the
spread of bacteria such as E coli and MRSA*.
(*supported by independent laboratory testing).
Our vinyl coated
fabrics are hydrophobic and do not absorb water or retain dampness
and can be completely dried after washing. Resistant to urine, mild
acids/alkalis, drinks and beverages which can be easily wiped off.
flame retardant. Ignitability tested and passes the flammability
requirements according to BS 5852 : 2006 Clause 11, Methods of Test
for the Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered seating by
smouldering and flaming Ignition Sources, Ignition Source 7
Tested and passes the requirements according to
Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture
BS EN 1021-1 : 2006, Part 1 Smouldering Cigarette & BS
EN 1021-2 : 2006, Part 2 Match Flame Equivalent.
Tested and meets requirements
in accordance to DIN4102-1 B2 (1198-05); IMO FTP Code
2010 Part 8 (Upholstered Furniture).
Meets requirements and complies with BS7176 :
2007+A1:2011 Direct test for medium hazard.
(Specification for Resistance to Ignition for
Upholstered Furniture for Non-domestic Seating by
Tested to BS5852 : Part 1 :
requirements of Schedule 4 & 5, Part 1, of The Furniture
& Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 S.I. 1324
Foam Technical Information
physical properties are tested
according to standards BS EN ISO
845:1995. (Density), BS EN ISO 2439
(Hardness) and BS EN ISO1798
(Tensile Strength and Elongation)
and BS EN ISO1856 (Compression).
note: technical standards may
vary between models